Fuel-efficient Goodyear tire available on Toyota

AP News
Posted: Nov 20, 2009 3:19 PM

Goodyear said Friday the 2010 Toyota Prius now includes its fuel-efficient tire, Assurance Fuel Max, as standard equipment.

The Assurance Fuel Max features a fuel-saving tread compound that helps reduce energy loss during use, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said.

The tire also is available for the 2010 Ford Fusion S and 2011 Chevrolet Volt.

As a strategy to boost sales, Goodyear, based in Akron, Ohio, has said it will step up new product offerings, including its Assurance Fuel Max tire that was introduced in February.

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